Thursday, September 5, 2013

*Music for Your Heart*

There are two things that most people consider universal languages: Music and Smiles. 
That's because they both come straight from (and go straight to) the human heart. 
Music for Your Heart reminds us of that fundamental truth 
and makes us smile and remember along the way as we read. 

If you have a music lover in your family, this is a book you want to gift them with. 
I know, because my Mom *loves* music and I asked for this book to review knowing that she would want to read it! 
She read this book in three evenings, and she really appreciated the thought-provoking yet peaceful devotional style of the writing. 
As she read, and I worked at the computer nearby, she would occasionally ask that I look up a song that was included in this book on Youtube. There are a lot of songs in Music For Your Heart that we didn't know, a lot that we didn't really remember, 
and a lot that made us say "I love this song!" 
So as we read, we had a little youtube concert to go along with 
Ace Collins' reflections on each song. 
We had one night when we listened to three songs that we hadn't heard in a long time: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, God Only Knows, and Everything is Beautiful. 
We listened with new appreciation after reading each song's pages in Ace Collins' book.

Music for Your Heart gets a both thumbs up approval from my family! 
Put it on your gift-list or pick up a copy for your own music inspired devotional reading.  

Thank you to Ace Collins and Abingdon for my review copy! 

Ace Collins is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than 60 titles, including The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Darkness Before Dawn, and Lassie: A Dog's Life. Ace frequently speaks across the country and on radio and has appeared on national television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, The Early Show and more. When not writing, he works as a magazine editor and graphic designer, as well as host for a charity organization radio and television broadcast. Ace and his wife, Kathy, are based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

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